A Jaws-Themed Deck of Cards Is Surprisingly More Beautiful Than Gory

You’d probably expect a deck of Jaws-themed playing cards to be chocked full of gory imagery and only available in the back pages of Fangoria magazine. But the artwork on this deck is downright beautiful, to the point where you’ll almost want to frame an image of a swimmer being attacked by a great white shark—almost. » 7/03/15 5:00pm Friday 5:00pm

These Bulbs Mimic the Sun All Day To Help You Sleep Better At Night

It turns out that reading on your iPad is actually a terrible way to fall asleep because the device’s blueish glow can make your body think it’s time to get up. The color of light can have a big impact on the body’s natural rhythms, so a new connected bulb called the Silk works to keep things in sync by matching… » 6/23/15 11:00am 6/23/15 11:00am

A Snowmobile That Works On Water Looks Way More Fun Than a Jet Ski

As the weather warms up it’s finally time to pack away those winter clothes and start figuring out how you’ll maximize the hot summer months. Any activity involving a lake is obviously a good choice, but before you spend thousands on a Jet Ski, you might want to wait until these engineering students perfect their … » 5/15/15 9:21am 5/15/15 9:21am

Everyone Will Fill a Baseball Glove Flask With Gatorade, Right?

We haven’t solved world hunger, and peace on a global scale isn’t happening anytime soon, but if there’s one thing humanity has mastered, its finding a way to smuggle booze. So if you play baseball, or just enjoy watching America’s pastime from the stands, it’s time to upgrade your glove to the Glask which features a… » 5/14/15 10:25am 5/14/15 10:25am

Building and Programming Circuits Is Easy With an iPad as Your Professor

In the past few years there have been countless toys that claim to be STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) but few have done as good a job at introducing kids to concepts like programming and circuitry than a small company called LightUp. And through a new Kickstarter campaign it’s about to expand… » 5/12/15 10:35am 5/12/15 10:35am

A Tiny Video Game-Playing Business Card You Can Smuggle In Your Wallet

A year ago Kevin Bates singlehandedly justified the antiquated tradition of swapping business cards with a thin and tiny handheld console that could even play video games. He originally created the Arduboy as the ultimate business card to show off his electronics skills to potential employers, but now anyone can… » 5/11/15 10:52am 5/11/15 10:52am

Chemistry Is Easier To Learn When It's Disguised As a Card Game

Putting “I won three games in a row” on your resume probably isn’t going to get you in the door at Dow Chemical, but a new card game called Ion that has players attempting to make compounds using the element cards they’ve been dealt could certainly be a solid first step towards getting your PhD in chemistry. » 5/06/15 1:21pm 5/06/15 1:21pm

This Vampire-like Suction Device Lets Patients Draw Blood At Home

Patients dealing with cancer or infectious diseases require frequent blood tests to monitor their conditions. And though important, frequent trips to the doctor to give samples can be very time-consuming. But a small device called the HemoLink that uses gentle vacuum pressure promises to let patients easily draw their… » 5/05/15 12:00pm 5/05/15 12:00pm

A Modular Phone Case Adds Every Accessory You Never Knew You'd Need

Google’s Project Ara is heralded in sweaty-palmed blog posts as the future of mobile computing — a modular smartphone that adapts to suit your every need. But at the moment, the future of smartphones is struggling to boot up consistently. So in the meantime, this Kickstarter wants to take Ara’s promise of a modular… » 4/30/15 12:38am 4/30/15 12:38am

These Spring-Loaded Skate Trucks Make Me Wish I Knew How To Skateboard 

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue—modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down enormous flights of stairs. They do it all without suspension, forcing… » 4/25/15 2:00pm 4/25/15 2:00pm